Center of Excellence for General Aviation: PEGASAS

The Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS) is the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Center of Excellence for general aviation.

Each general aviation (GA) enthusiast can readily suggest a list of challenges facing general aviation – ranging from the familiar frustrations of weather to the new opportunities of NextGen technology. A majority of these challenges fall within one of three key categories:

  • safety
  • accessibility
  • sustainability

Several Purdue Polytechnic Institute researchers are involved with PEGASAS, and Mary Johnson, associate professor of aviation technology, is co-principal investigator for the center.

The mission of PEGASAS is to enhance general aviation safety, accessibility, and sustainability by partnering the FAA with a national network of world-class researchers, educators and industry leaders.

PEGASAS web site